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Graceful Homestay

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PHRA 20-21 Philips Hill | Pothujanam Road, Kumarapuram, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695011, India
Graceful Homestay
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lovely stay at this wonderful, tranquil home, a little off the beaten track, but all the more special for this. Friendly and welcoming. Do accept dinner, if you are offered! Many thanks to you all for a memorable visit.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The setting of this homestay is lovely, right on the edge of the city and very quiet. Although not central it is still within walking distance of good places to eat and drink and an easy taxi ride into the city centre. Rooms are not luxurious but are clean, comfortable and homely, more than you can say for a lot... More 

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review of your stay at Graceful during the last stage of your holiday in Kerala. We are pleased you found the place peaceful & comfortable, clean & homely. Yes, Giles immensely enjoys interacting with guests not only to provide the needed pieces of information but also to regale them with anecdotes with a... More 

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my friend spent the last days of our travel in South India in Trivandrum – and we were so happy about this beautiful and peaceful place at Graceful Homestay. It was one of the best accommodations we had during our travels! And we felt so comfortable there that we did not feel much like going out – only... More 

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Thank you so much for the lovely review of your stay at Graceful during the last days of your holiday in Kerala. We are pleased you found the atmosphere peaceful & comfortable, the accommodation as one of the best, and the homemade breakfasts enjoyable. The fact that you just wanted to laze out here & not venture out speaks volumes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the best places I stayed at in India. Set in a luxuriously spacious house with fantastic balconies and furnishings within large grounds containing the traditional Kerala palm and fruit trees. The best thing about this place is that while the maids are there to respond to any immediate requirements, the owners live at a different house... More 

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

What a glorious review you have written about your stay at Graceful ... we feel humbled! While providing the atmosphere of a "home away from home" we always try to ensure that guests have enough private space & time without being overwhelmed by the hosts. We are glad you noticed and appreciated it! Giles indeed has a lot of local... More 

Jaipur, India
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Lovely place to stay! Large clean rooms and great location near to tuktuks and restaurants, yet you feel like you are in the middle of a great garden. Giles and Elsy were so helpful when our son was sick and got us to a pediatrician down the street. Delicious breakfast and we met some neat travelers while here, both Indian... More 

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Thank you for a great review appreciating the rooms, location, restaurant & availability of transportation. Yes, with doctors in the neighborhood it is easy to get the desired medical attention when needed. Graceful is indeed a lovely place to hang out if you don't go into town. The tranquility of the natural ambiance adds to the pleasure of interacting with... More 

Windisch, Switzerland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We had a very peaceful stay. The location seems to be far removed from the city, with a magnificent view of palms and greenery stretching out to the sea. Sylvia was particularly helpful in the planning phase of our Kerala trip. The suggestions and arrangements she made (in particular with Franco, in whose car we were most efficiently driven around... More 

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Thank you so much for the lovely review of your stay at Graceful during the last stage of your holiday in Kerala. We are pleased you found the atmosphere peaceful & comfortable to help you recover from the train journey into Trivandrum & to prepare yourselves for the hectic pace that lay ahead. It was a pleasure to help plan... More 

Bremerhaven, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My partner and me spend three nights at Graceful in February. We had a wonderful time, a little bit away from the stress of the city center, you can get to the touristical attractions within less than 30 minutes, by Tuc-Tuc or even by bus. On the other hand you can have dinner in the neigbourhood far from expensive tourists... More 

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We greatly appreciate the sentiments expressed in your review and are pleased that you two had a wonderful stay at Graceful in terms of comfort & enjoyment. Graceful Home Stay is different from other B&Bs around Trivandrum because of the peaceful and natural ambiance it provides far from the madding crowd yet close enough to the city center. We are... More 

Forest Row, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Graceful is a really beautiful lovely place to stay! Sylvia, Giles and Elsy are really friendly, kind and very helpful. They helped me to arrange lots of things whilst I was there. The location is great, because it is out of the city centre it is really peaceful and quiet. The traditional Keralan breakfast was fantastic, I had something different... More 

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Thank you so much for the lovely review of your stay at Graceful at the start of your holiday in Kerala. We are pleased that you found your stay peaceful & comfortable enough to rejuvenate & prepare yourself for the hectic pace that lay ahead. We are also delighted that you enjoyed the variety of breakfasts that were served. Our... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We stay at Graceful on our twice-yearly visits to Kerala and what a welcoming home away from home it is. Comfy, spacious, delicious food, and good location. Giles, Elsy and Sylvia are warm and thoughtful hosts, always ready to offer guidance when needed as we learn to navigate our way around Trivandrum and southern Kerala. We always look forward to... More 

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Marianne & Holly it goes without saying that we've become pretty used to having you stay with us twice a year and we try to ensure that each visit is special and not taken for granted. Since you plan ahead, it's easy for us to block your favorite rooms so that you are not disappointed or inconvenienced. Thank you so... More 

Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We spent one night here after flying in from Goa. Arriving later in the evening Giles suggested we order in and set the dining table for us and placed our order etc. We enjoyed a lovely meal and bid the other guests good night. Our room was near the bottom floor and was clean and spacious. We awoke the next... More 

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Thank you, Francine, for a delightful review of your overnight stopover at Graceful. We are pleased that you found all aspects very much to your liking ... the room, the room, the tour of the compound, and the warm hospitality especially extended by Giles. Thank you for choosing to stay at Graceful for the night and giving us the opportunity... More 

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